I’ve had a busy few days with my daughter. I am delighted to be able to say she’s taking her meds and attending all of her counselling sessions. She has asked her GP if she can go into rehab, which doesn’t exist on the NHS so she’s being referred to the Harbour Centre, which is the first point of call for addicts who want to get ‘better’.
Today, I’ve had a bit of time for some stove side pottering. I’m in the middle of making damson chutney. I picked wild damsons and the basket of apples and pears are from Jo’s dad and the onions are from my garden, all in all, this is going to be low cost chutney. But have you seen the price of sugar these days!!!!1
I found the recipe on Delia online, she calls it spicy damson chutney. I don’t quite do it they way she does as I just bung the ground spices in.
There’s a great deal of piddling about to get the stones out, but Aunty Delia tells you how on her recipe on her website. So there’s no need for me to tell you how. Just google, “Delia Smith Damson chutney” and you can see how I did it.
I have open access to Jo’s dad’s orchard! He has an orchard that’s over run with brambles and weeds and I just helped myself!
I just throw everything in the biff baff boff machine and then let it bubble away for hours on a very very low heat.
I’m just reading all of your blogs and every so often, I go to the kitchen for a stir. I’ll complete this ‘thrifty’ chutney later and show you the finished product.
Here’s the end result; nine jars of spicy damson chutney. It’ll just about keep Dearly Beloved satisfied as he love chutney1